About the Heart Center

At Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center, the experienced physicians of our Heart Center place patients at the heart of all they do. We are Polk County’s pioneer in expert cardiac care and have been for more than 25 years. When you trust your heart to us, you gain access to groundbreaking, less-invasive procedures and the County’s only hybrid operating rooms and hybrid catheterization lab.

According to the American Heart Association, more than 85 million Americans have been diagnosed with heart disease. This underscores the Heart Center’s relentless dedication to improve the lives of patients with cardiac concerns.

As the most established heart program in Polk County, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center offers you extensive knowledge and expertise, a long-standing culture of relationships and caring, the most innovative technology and procedures, and the timeliest care.

As first in the region to perform many life-saving cardiac procedures, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center’s more than 25 years of experience is unmatched locally. Lakeland Regional Health was first to offer leading advances in treatment like WATCHMAN™ device implants, transfemoral aortic valve replacements, atherectomy and stenting. That commitment to bringing state-of-the-art procedures, equipment, and surgical and catheterization suites to the area continues today. Discover the leading-edge procedures we offer at our Centers of Excellence: Heart Rhythm, Interventional Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery.

In looking for a safe place to receive care, cardiac patients and their families can be assured that our Heart Center provides one of the most highly rated Chest Pain Centers in the county. We are an Accredited Level 5 Chest Pain Center.

When considering heart care, our services are delivered by leading, board-certified, highly experienced cardiologists, cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons, electrophysiologists and specialty-trained cardiac nurses, along with other multidisciplinary heart specialists. Meet our Heart Center doctors.


Physicians and patients share what makes the Heart Center so special in their own words:

An in-depth look at what makes the Heart Center such a special place for physicians and patients alike: